Carmela Teresa Romeo, age 92, beloved matriarch passed away as she lived, with grace and dignity, on November 07, 2020 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
Carmela was born November 18, 1927, in Reggio Calabria Italy, to Olivia and Raimondo Faraone. In 1954 she married Rocco Romeo in Her hometown. At a very young age , she cared for her siblings and helped with household chores. She was a seamstress in her early career, transitioning to the role of mother and grandmother as she settled in New York.
Carmela was a dedicated mother and grandmother; She was a resilient, yet gentle woman, who took pleasure in tending to her beautiful garden and cooking the most delicious food for her family and friends. A hard worker for all of her life, Carmela's hands were never still. The name Carmela means "Garden", and how fitting a name this was for her. She cultivated a life of providing sustenance and nourishment to others. Above all things, Carmela was a caretaker to all and she was loved by everyone who knew her.
She is survived by her son Raymond Romeo and daughter-in-law Dawn. Also surviving is her brother Pasquale Faraone of Canada, her brother Domenico Faraoneof Canada, and her Sister Maria Votano of Italy, her grandchildren Laura, Olivia, Joseph, Daniela and Giancarlo and great grandchildren Lorenzo and Henry. She also has several family members living in Italy and Canada. She is predeceased by her husband Rocco Romeo, son Dominick Romeo and her daughter Sandy Farduchi.
Visitation will be Thursday 3-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10:00am at Mt. Carmel Church. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations to St. Cabrini Nursing Home Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
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